|GUI ScreenIO for Windows|
Controls that are "selected" will have a blue dotted outline. Some operations work on ALL selected controls (such as delete and move operations). Be careful if you have multiple controls selected.
You can display a context menu that offers many actions that are specific to a control (or to the panel itself). Position the mouse cursor over the item of interest and press the right mouse button.
The Keyboard arrow keys can be used for small adjustments to control position and size (with Shift+Arrow).
Enter on the keyboard will bring up the properties of the selected control.
|Action||How to do it|
|Control properties||Double-click the desired control, or:
Right click the desired control and select Properties from the context menu.
You can also press the Enter key (return) to edit the properties of the (first) selected control.
|Bind||Binding controls glues them together so
that all of them are selected and moved if any one of the bound controls
is moved or selected. Itís useful to keep things like the contents
of a groupbox together.
Select the items you want to bind, then Right click one of them and select Bind/Lock/Bind selected from the context menu.
Unbind controls the same way.
|Labels||After you have selected the control, left
click it again. This will open an edit control over the
label. Type the new text and press the Tab key to accept your
change, or Escape to cancel.
Clicking on a different control will also accept your changed label.
|Colors||Right click the control and select Colors
from the context menu.
You can, for most controls, modify the text (foreground) color and background colors. You can also remove colors by setting them to the Window colors.
|Copy||Right click the control and select Copy
from the context menu.
You can also use the Edit item on the main menu, which also permits you to copy a set of controls to a file for pasting later.
|Create||Click the toolbar button for the desired control, or use the menu to select Field/control.|
|Delete||Select the control(s) of interest, then
button in the toolbar.
You can also Right click the desired control and select Delete from the context menu.
You can also press the Delete Key while any control(s) are selected.
NOTE: In all cases, deleted controls are copied to the clipboard before being deleted. This is a safety feature in case you accidentally delete controls. In this case you need only to Paste them in again.
|Font||Right click the control and select Font from the context menu.|
|Lock||Locking controls fixes their position on
the panel so that you canít move them accidentally. You can still
modify the properties of a locked control.
Right click the desired control and select Bind/Lock/Lock this item from the context menu.
Unlock controls the same way.
|Move||Position the mouse cursor over the control,
press and hold the left mouse button, and drag the control to the
If multiple controls were selected, they will all move as a group.
You can also Nudge the control a small amount using the Nudge arrow at the right side of the toolbar.
You can also press the Arrow keys to move all selected controls.
|Paste||Use the Edit item on the main menu, which also permits you to paste a set of controls that were copied to a file.|
|Resize||Position the mouse cursor over the side or
corner of the control that you wish to move, hold the left button, and drag
it to the new size.
If multiple controls were selected, they will all be resized.
You can also use the resizing arrows at the right side of the toolbar to adjust the size in small increments.
You can also press Shift+Arrow keys to resize all selected controls.
|Select (single)||Left click the desired control.
Deselect by selecting a different control.
You can also Tab to the desired control to select it.
|Select (multiple)||Press Ctrl and click the desired
Position the mouse pointer to the upper left corner of the desired area, press the left button, and drag to draw a rubber-band box around the controls you wish to select.
Deselect a single control: Press Ctrl and click the control.
|Tabbing sequence||Select Field/Tabbing Sequence from the main menu.|
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